Could not pass up other items from Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix line after the Night pads Extreme, I also grabbed the Glycolic Instant Fix mask.
Described as a high potency pore tightening gel mask to exfoliate and perfect the complexion, Glycolic Instant Fix has Glycolic Acid (no specific strength mentioned in the Canada version, 4-5% in the US and UK) and Amino Acid to even out skin tone, with Evermat technology to reduce shine and appearance of pores. I am so in!
Simple squeeze tube packaging, with a seal on the opening. The product comes out clear (see below), with the same citrus/ grapefruit scent as the exfoliating pads.
Instructions: Apply a thin layer to cleansed skin, avoiding the eye area, leaves 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. 1-3 times per week.
The brand does recommend a patch test before first application and avoid application on irritated or raw skin.
The mask feels nice on application and dries down slightly sticky, but no drying or tight/ pulling effect. Wash off is easy and no traces leave behind. Love the “quiet” exfoliating work it does. The skin is hydrated and refreshed.
Look at that gelly swatch It even glistens in the sun. I don’t notice much of other effects after, like mattifying or skin tone evening out but I was not looking for that at the first place.
Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ VP Copolymer, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, etc.
Similar to the exfoliating pads, the mask also costs quite a bit – $16.99 for 1.7oz/ 50ml, I paid around $13.49 with sale. Totally enjoy it as an exfoliating mask though, would do it every day if I am not worried about over exfoliating